carrageenan(redirected from carragheenan)
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car·ra·geen·analso car·ra·geen·in (kăr′ə-gē′nən)
Any of a group of closely related colloids derived from Irish moss and several other red algae, widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products.
(Biochemistry) a carbohydrate extracted from carrageen, used to make a beverage, medicine, and jelly, and as an emulsifying and gelling agent (E407) in various processed desserts and drinks
or car•ra•gee•nin(ˌkær əˈgi nən)
a colloidal substance extracted from seaweed used chiefly as a stabilizing ingredient in foods and pharmaceuticals.